Traveling or living outside of the United States can be exciting and fulfilling. That is until the day, that for a medical reason, you need to return to the United States. We are not talking about the situations that require emergency evacuation but rather those situations where traveling by yourself is just not a viable option. Being prepared is the best strategy, but what does that mean? The answers are usually obvious but often not
Most major carriers now allow the use of “Portable Oxygen Concentrators”. You can carry on your own concentrator as well as use it during a layover. Inquire with the carrier as to their requirements or if they require an MD letter. Check with your home oxygen vendor to see if they can provide you with a small portable concentrator. For long trips, battery use may become a factor as they may only last a few hours. Most
Flying Nurses International has traveled in the news and in the air for years. Since the beginning of the organization they have attracted the interest of news Publication. Each article chronicles the development of the company and the ongoing improovements in service and safety. One of the more recent feature story in “Advance for Nurses” publication . The URL is http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Article/Come-Fly-With-Me.aspx
One of the FNI nurses Michael Frye donated his time and skills as an RN to help people in Guatemala.